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Richard J. Clark has served since 1989 as Music Director and Organist at Saint Cecilia Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Chapel Organist (Saint Mary’s Chapel) at Boston College. For the Archdiocese of Boston, he directed the Office of Divine Worship Saint Cecilia Schola. His compositions have been performed on four continents.
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“The Catholic Church has a dignity far surpassing that of every merely human society, for it was founded by Christ the Lord. It is altogether fitting, therefore, that the language it uses should be noble, majestic, and non-vernacular.”
— Blessed John XXIII (22 February 1962)

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“Requiem pour une américaine à Paris” on “Sounds from the Spires”
published 11 October 2013 by Richard J. Clark

NSPIRED BY THE GREGORIAN CHANT propers of the Requiem Mass, the CD Requiem pour une américaine à Paris was recently featured on “Sounds from the Spires” on SIRIUS XM 129 Radio, The Catholic Channel.

Trumpet player, Richard Kelley and I had the opportunity to speak with the program’s host, Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music for Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Dr. Pascual is an incredibly down to earth and welcoming host!

PODCAST Listen here to the program broadcast on 10.6.2013:


The CD is available for purchase ($9.99) and for download ($6.93) (Also available on iTunes)

You may listen and follow the scores below on YouTube. (Score available at RJC Cecilia Music)

      YouTube:  I. Introit | Requiem aeternam” [video]
      YouTube:  II. Gradual | Requiem aeternam [video]
      YouTube:  III. Dies Irae [video]
      YouTube:  IV. Jubilis! [video]
      YouTube:  V. Offertory | Domine Jesu Christe” [video]
      YouTube:  VI. Communion | Lux aeterna [video]
      YouTube:  VII. Last Farewell [video]

BONUS PODCAST! Here is my 2012 interview on “Sounds from the Spires.”